The Ouroboros

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Philemon and Baucis’ snake

(or Why you should always tend your household guardian)

Agathodaimon - Casa Del Centenario, Pompeii

Agathodaimon – Casa Del Centenario, Pompeii

Sitting there in the humble abode of the one couple in the whole village that would take them in were two strange travelers. The owners of the decrepit house bustled around outside trying to put together enough food to feed four.

One sat there rumbling, muttering about inhospitality and what ifs. “There will be consequences! We can’t have this type of attitude towards those in need.”

“What are you going to do?” chuckled the other. “Wipe out the whole valley?”

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